Gisela Colon

b. 1966 Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

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1966     Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1967     1987  San Juan, Puerto Rico

1987     University of Puerto Rico, B.A., magna cum laude

1986     Harry S. Truman Scholarship Congressional Award

1990     Southwestern University School of Law, J.D

 

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019     GISELA COLON: PODS, Hilliard Art Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana, January 18- August 24, 2019

            GISELA COLON: THE NEW MINIMAL, GAVLAK Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, December 29, 2018  -      

            January 29, 2019

2018    GISELA COLON: PODS, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri, September 29 -   

            December 16, 2018

            PODS, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota, March 2 - July 8

            ZONA MACO, Mexico City, Mexico, Solo Presentation @ Diane Rosenstein, February

            GISELA COLON: NEW SCULPTURE, Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles, California, January 20 - March 10

2017   PODS, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas, December 15, 2017- February 4, 
           2018

           GISELA COLON: ATMOSPHERES, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas, April 20 - August 26, 2017

           PODS, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia, March 7 - August 13, 2017

           HYPER-MINIMAL, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, California, January 7 - February 18, 2017

2016   PODS, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, New York, August 21, 2016 - February 12, 2017

           PODS, International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, Texas, April 14 – August 7, 2016

2015   PODS, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, September 15, 2015 - March 14, 

           2016

           PODS, ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills, California, January 22 - July 29, 2015

2014   COLORIMETRY, Museum of Art & History (MOAH), Lancaster, California, January 18 – March 16,     

           2014 

2013    GLO-PODS, Quint Gallery, San Diego, California, November 2, 2013 – January 4, 2014

2012    PODS, Museum of Art & History (MOAH), Lancaster, California, December 6, 2012 – March 7, 2013

            LARGE PODS, Nye + Brown, Los Angeles, California, October 23, 2012 – January 2013 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022    LIGHT, SPACE, SURFACE: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART FROM LACMA’S COLLECTION, Addison Gallery      

            of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, March 13 –  

            June 26, 2022

2021   LIGHT, SPACE, SURFACE: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART FROM LACMA’S COLLECTION, The  

           Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, October 2, 2021 – January 30, 2022

           LIGHT, SPACE, SURFACE: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART FROM LACMA’S COLLECTION, Frist Art       

           Museum, Nashville, Tennessee, June 4- August 29, 2021

2019   CRYSTAL: VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville,       

           Arkansas, October 12, 2019 - January 2020.

           BRAVE NEW WORLDS: EXPLORATIONS IN SCULPTURE, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs,   

           California, June 1 – December 15, 2019.

           PERCEPTION SHIFT, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 2019

           PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: ECOLOGY AESTHETICS MATERIALS,Chazen Museum of Art, 

           University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WisconsinSeptember 13 - January 5, 2020

           PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: ECOLOGY AESTHETICS MATERIALS,Smith College Museum of Art,      

           Northampton, Massachusetts,February 8 - July 28, 2019 

2018   THE BUNKER ARTSPACE: COLLECTION OF BETH RUDIN DEWOODY, New Wave Art Wknd, Palm     

           Beach, Florida, November 30 - Ongoing 2019

           INAUGURAL GROUP EXHIBITION, GAVLAK Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, November 10 - December 26, 2018

           PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: ECOLOGY AESTHETICS MATERIALS,Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,       

           University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon,September 22 - December 30, 2018

           RADIANT SPACE, Lesley University College of Art & Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts,     

          September 4 – October 7, 2018

           WATER AND LIGHT, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho, July 8 - September 8, 2018

           DALLAS ART FAIR, Dallas, Texas, McClain Gallery, April 2018

           PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: ECOLOGY AESTHETICS MATERIALS,Palmer Museum of Art, Penn      

           State, Pennsylvania, February 13 - June 17, 2018 

2017   CALIFORNIA DREAMING: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE WEISMAN FOUNDATION, Fredrick R.       

           Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, August 29 - December 10

           CALIFORNIA CONNECTIONS: SELECTIONS FROM THE MUSEUM CONTEMPORARY ART SAN      

           DIEGO (MCASD), The California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California, July 7 -   

           August 27

           PERMANENT COLLECTION, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, June - September 

           TRANS-ANGELES: CROSSOVER EXPERIMENTATION,Neuer Kunstverein, Kunstlanding,      

           Aschaffenburg, Germany, May - July 2017

           ON THE ROAD: AMERICAN ABSTRACTION, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, March 18 -   

           April 22 

2016   COLLECTION, Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, California, October 2016

           PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE, Grand Rapids Art Museum,Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 1 -      

           October 30, 2016

           RADIANT SPACE, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas,May 7, 2016 - August 13, 2016

           MADE IN CALIFORNIA: SELECTIONS FROM THE WEISMAN FOUNDATION,Mana Contemporary,      

           New Jersey, January - August 2016

           TRANS-ANGELES: CROSSOVER EXPERIMENTATION,Chabot Museum, Rotterdam, The        

           Netherlands, March - June 2016 

2015   MADE IN CALIFORNIA: SELECTIONS FROM THE WEISMAN FOUNDATION, Mana Contemporary   

           @ Art Basel Miami, Florida, December 2015

           ATMOSPHERIC ABSTRACTION, Quint Gallery, San Diego, California, December 12, 2015 –    

           January 20, 2016 

2014   TRANS-ANGELES: CROSSOVER EXPERIMENTATION,Kunstmuseum Wilhelm-Morgner    

           Haus, Soest, Germany, April 2014

           LIGHT & SPACE SELECTIONS, ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, California, November - April 2016

2013    SPECTRA, San Diego State University, Downtown Gallery, San Diego, California

            JUBILAUMSAUSSTELLUNG, Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany 

2012    SMOOTH OPERATIONS: SUBSTANCE AND SURFACE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART,Museum of        

            Art & History, Lancaster, CA 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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             2016

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2014    New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Issue, No. 109

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            Droste Effect, Colorimetry Uses Color as Instigator, February 25, 2014

            ArtSpace, Could Silicon Valley Be the Next Art Basel? April 12, 2014

 

COLLECTIONS​

The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, New York

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), Grand Rapids, Michigan

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), San Diego, California

Museum of Art and History (MOAH), Lancaster, California

Palm Springs Art Museum (PSAM), Palm Springs, California

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, Florida

The Fredrick R. Weisman Foundation

The Jarl Mohn Family Foundation

The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection

Michael Straus Foundation